The Zoo Society

The Zoo Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization whose purpose is to lend financial support to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The Zoo Society fosters the relationship between Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and our community by raising funds and generating community support.

The Zoo Society supports the mission of PDZA by providing financial and in-kind resources for the Zoo's recreation, education and conservation programs, its animal collections, and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

View The Zoo Society's donor privacy policy (PDF).

Board of Directors

President
Karen Veitenhans
Vice President 
Judd Johnson
Treasurer
Sherlyn Iverson
Secretary
Kim Burkes
Past President
Dr. Richard Cockrell

Anna Anderson
Pamela Baade
Christopher Bandoli
Hartleigh Caine
Susan Caulkins
Loren Cochran
Amy Coggins
Cathy Early
John Gazecki
Daniel Gladney
John Guadnola
Jean Jackman
Dr. Eric Kvinsland
Sue Mauermann
Cameron Moorehead
Heather Parkinson-Firestine
Josiah Penalver, MD
Michael M. Royston
Kelly O. Ryan 
David L. Smith

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Zoo Society Staff

Larry Norvell
Executive Director
253.404.3663

Lisa Johnson
Annual Fund and Special Events Director
253.404.3651

Angela Ferguson
Development Operations and Database Specialist
253.404.3657

Jenny Kindschy
Executive Assistant
253.404.3694